DIY Print Viewing Station

Started Sep 19, 2010 | Discussions thread
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DIY Print Viewing Station
Sep 19, 2010

Has anyone considered building a print viewing station similar to the linked:

The commercial units are quite expensive, and it would seem that one could easily build one of these by using a wood stand, undercabinet kitchen light (very inexpensive fluorescent fixture, about 18") with "daylight" bulb of choice.

If variable light intensity is desired, one could replace the ballast with a dimming ballast. These use a 0-10V input to determine dim level. One could easily generate a DC input to control this - simple battery and potentiometer.

Lastly, I also thought about using LED lighting to be able to select the desired color temperature for viewing. I have not worked out the details, but there are many LED Cove lights available as well as linear LED RGB strip that could be used and appropriate RGB levels dialed in to generate the desired color temperature (to the human eye).

Comments? Examples?


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